FOOD SHOULD BE ENJOYED
What you put on your plate should taste amazing, nourish your body and maybe with a tiny bit of effort, be beautiful.
As a nutritionist, I focus on what you eat. As a health coach, I focus on the way you live. Anyone can give you a diet plan; I want to dive deeper and help you overcome the obstacles that have kept you from achieving your goals. When you’re armed with a firm understanding of your reasons for change, achieving your goals becomes possible.
Together, we will create a customized, easy-to-follow food and wellness plan that is based on real science, eliminates confusion and gets you glowing by indulging in gorgeous, healthy food.
No deprivation, fad diets or gimmicks. We’ll ditch food obsession, emotional eating and all or nothing thinking. You’ll finally be empowered to embrace a healthy relationship with your body and the food you give it.
WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM COACHING
A GREATER AWARENESS OF CURRENT HABITS
CLEARLY DEFINED HEALTH GOALS
INFO ABOUT KEY NUTRIENTS & HEALTHY PORTIONS
FOOD MYTH FREEDOM
A HANDLE ON STRESS & QUALITY SLEEP
TOOLS TO STAY ON TRACK
NURTURING GUIDANCE & SUPPORT
WHAT COACHING LOOKS LIKE
Create Awareness. There’s so much erroneous information out there. We’ll begin by helping you get clear about your current health habits and concerns so you can gain a better understanding of YOU. A complete nutritional analysis will get us started.
Establish Your Vision. I operate in a judgment-free zone. What’s on the other side of this journey for YOU? 6 months, one year, five years from now? It’s time to think about real possibility. Dream big. We’ll focus on the benefits of change and get you comfortable being your own best guide.
Design A Food Plan. We’ll now customize a strategy for your success. Honest, realistic and flexible. It’s not about magic bullets or a quick solution. No mealtime math. Just a practical plan incorporating the foods you love and mindful and intuitive eating. Self-sabotage will be a thing of the past.
Develop A Wellness Plan: This step includes guidance on stress management; getting your body moving; quality sleep; self-acceptance and developing a positive, supportive environment. Taking care of yourself becomes your top priority.
Accountability Check-ins: What’s working, what isn’t and why? Do we need to tweak the plan? Do you need more alternatives to old coping mechanisms? If you’re not yet solid, you are definitely on your way. A second nutrition analysis let's us know how you're progressing. Let’s celebrate your wins! If there are setbacks, we’ll talk it through, learn from it and make adjustments. Now you have the skills!
For your convenience, consultations take place in the comfort of your home, over the phone or via video conference.
You're here because you desire a change. Whether you merely need a tweak, or are looking for a complete overhaul – we’re going to get the job done. It’s not good enough that you’re just getting by - IT'S TIME TO GLOW!
"Barbie was very effective at redirecting how I view food and improving my eating habits. Her approach is not a diet. She listens to your goals and sets up a plan to help you achieve them. She is so easy to work with and extremely supportive." - Fran K, Western Springs, IL
"Just when you think you've read every book on diets and watched every food documentary, Barbie surprises you with her knowledge and insights. Working with her is like chatting with a friend who knows your secrets, but never judges. You can be honest with her. She's intuitive, shedding light on parts of your relationship with food that need to be revealed in order to heal. See her to lose stubborn weight, as I did, but be prepared for the added bonus of some self-discovery." - Sarah A. Chicago, IL
"I was in a terrible place with food and carving out time for self-care. I saw Barbie to help me lose weight and get control of my blood sugar (I was prediabetic). I did lose the weight I wanted to and I did say goodbye to prediabetes, but I also got so much more! I radically changed my relationship with food and myself. Barbie is very supportive, and genius at peeling back the layers and then putting it all back together in a healthy way. She empowers you to take control for good." - Rebecca L., Los Angeles, CA
“My husband and I met with Barbie for some nutritional counseling and we found her services very helpful! She was extremely kind, direct and informative. She actively listened to our needs and concerns and addressed each one in a very creative and reasonable manner. She displayed a great command of nutritional science and created a wonderful nutritional plan for us to follow. We feel very fortunate to have gained her expertise as we try to be much more MINDFUL of our eating habits.” - The Bradshaws, Clarendon Hills, IL
“I am grateful for Barbie’s continued coaching, I learned the difference between torturing myself with ‘dieting’ and honoring myself with actual wellness. I get myself now.” - Angela W. Indianapolis, IN
“What? I can eat what I like and feel good and good about myself? It didn’t happen overnight. But it totally happened. Thank you Barbie.” - Jules T. South Bend, IN
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